Omaha, Neb. - Union Pacific named Printz Bolin vice president – External Relations, effective Dec. 1. He succeeds Mike Rock, who plans to retire Feb. 15, 2019, after 29 years of service.

Bolin, currently assistant vice president – External Relations, will continue operating out of Union Pacific’s Washington, D.C., office. In his new role, he will be responsible for communicating inside the Beltway about transportation and railroad issues including economic and safety regulation, passenger rail and Amtrak, security, labor, state-specific and other transportation projects.

Bolin held various positions since joining Union Pacific in 1991 before being appointed to his current role in 2008. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Mississippi in 1982.

“Printz brings a wealth of experience, building and maintaining relationships on The Hill that help inform elected officials and their staffs about key issues and legislation that could impact our business,” said Union Pacific Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Lance Fritz. “We wish Mike the best in retirement and thank him for his leadership and many contributions to Union Pacific’s success.”